Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
Benelli Forums
Stevedigs04

.300 WM and the 180 grain bullet

Recommended Posts

Hey Benelli fans!

 

Long time sbe 2 shooter when I was 16 (14 years ago) I got an sbe 2 and an R1 in .300 win for moose.

 

Over the years I have purchased many other bolt actions and become fairly proficient with rifles (usually no issue shooting moa at 100 yards off a bag).

 

That brings me to my R1, I have booked an elk hunt in BC this fall and my R1 HATES 180 grain bullets I’ve tried cheap blue box, Nosler partition, Barnes, accubonds and I can’t get this thing to group better then 4” at 100 yards, I put 150’s in it and I’m back to 1-1.5” groups.

Anyone else experience this with the R1 .300 mag? I can’t figure it out and don’t want to keep spending tons of money on boxes of 20 bullets to shoot 3 in a 4-5” group.

I guess shooting 150’s isn’t the end of the world but I would prefer 180’s.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That seems unusual, but not impossible. My .300wm and .30-06 R1 barrels love the 180’s in most flavors. Maybe try 200’s, since it’s a moose gun? I’ve also had good success with 165’s, like fusions, blue box, and hornady interbond and interlock. All 3 of my R1 barrels hate copper and other non-toxic bullets however. Once you find the happy load for it, you will be satisfied. It can be an expensive experiment though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't think this is the case but could the difference in recoil between the 150's and 180's be the cause ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Stevedigs04 said:

I don't think this is the case but could the difference in recoil between the 150's and 180's be the cause ?

I was actually thinking that. Does your R1 have the comfortech stock? My .300 has the wooden stock and recoil with 180’s is quite sharp. My .338 has the comfortech, and it soaks up the recoil some. They are finicky on ammo. If you really want to shoot 180’s (I would), I’d keep trying other stuff. Then go down to 165’s.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yea problem is i don't really want to keep spending 50-100 a box to shoot 3 bullets and toss the box lol..

 

IDK what to do buy a bolt probably lol.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...